Does your probation officer have to notify you if you’re being investigated on a new offense?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Criminal Law, District of Columbia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, the probation office is not legally obligated to let you know if you are being investigated for a new offense. More, 1) he may not not know--he's not part of the investigating team, generally, for example; and 2) even if he knows, he may not be allowed to tell you, since telling you could compromise, or damage, the investigation.

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